2014 Alsek Sockeye Run Reconstruction Using GSI

The 2009-2018 Transboundary chapter of the Pacific Salmon Treaty tasks the Parties and the Transboundary Technical Committee to explore methods to determine in-river abundance for Alsek sockeye salmon. Prior to 2000, the Alsek River sockeye escapements were known only for the Klukshu River. It is proposed that funding be provided to analyze sockeye tissue samples collected in the commercial fishery in Dry Bay (up to 750) to reconstruct the 2014 Alsek sockeye run using a recently developed model.